stigmatize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈstɪɡmətaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theystigmatize
he/she/itstigmatizes
present participlestigmatizing
past tensestigmatized
past participlestigmatized
  1. to treat a particular type of behaviour as wrong or embarrassing and to try to make people who behave in this way feel ashamed

    Children shouldn’t be stigmatized because their parents aren’t married.

derived word

stigmatization

 

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/ˌstɪɡmətaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]